Snow in East Lambton easing after slowing traffic Wednesday

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Winter came crashing into East Lambton this morning.

Lake effect snow dropped up to 15 cm of snow in streamers coming off Lake Huron. It fell in the usual snow belt areas of Reeces Corners, Warwick, Watford, Brooke-Alvinston and Lambton Shores, slowing commuters heading to work.

One driver told The Independent the usual 35 minute commute to Petrolia took well over an hour Wednesday morning.

Environment Canada issued a winter weather travel advisory in effect for this morning for the area saying there would be reduced visibility in heavy snow.

“The stretch of Highway 402 between Watford and north of Strathroy and Highway 21 between Port Elgin and Kettle Point will be affected. Lake effect snow should remain primarily west of the City of London. The lake effect snow will taper in intensity later this morning.”

The snow is expected to ease in the morning.

Meantime, in Petrolia and points west, including the City of Sarnia there were a few flakes of snow in the air, but no accumulation.

Former Brooke-Alvinston Councillor Jamie Armstrong took a snowmobile ride in his cornfield after Wednesday morning’s snow.